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Test Android 4.2.2 Galaxy S3 firmware update leaks out, enables some S4 features

by On May 20, 2013

galaxy s3 firmware update No other than Samsung has confirmed previously that some of software features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be also made available for the Samsung Galaxy S3. And this is of course by way a firmware update to be rolled out at a still unknown time. And if there’s some doubt on you still as to whether this will happen or not, Sam Mobile obtained a leaked test build of the said Galaxy S3 firmware update. galaxy s3 firmware updateThe software build is known as Android 4.2.2 with codename I9300XXUFME3 will bring the following features to your Samsung Galaxy S3:

  • New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  • New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Phot
  • Daydream
  • Driving mode
  • Actionable notifications
  • New Additions in Notification Center
  • Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
  • Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  • Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
  • Full screen Samsung apps
  • New S-Voice (from S4)
  • New smart switch widget

Sam Mobile has also generously given instructions on how to install the Galaxy S3 firmware update. Take note that this is not an official release although the source of the leaked firmware attest to that fact that it will work fine on the Galaxy S3. Of course, your unit must be rooted to be able to do this. For detailed instructions, click on the source file link below. Via [Sam Mobile]

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